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A bruise on a baby who cannot yet crawl or walk is very unusual and can be a serious cause for concern.
We know this is worrying for you but in order to pick up the very occasional serious cause for a baby having a bruise or unusual skin mark, all staff working in Brighton & Hove follow the Brighton & Hove bruise or unusual skin mark guidelines which specify the actions they should take.
We aim to ensure that your child receives the best care at all times.
Yes, a record will be kept of the fact that your baby was assessed and examined alongside the findings of that examination.
You can request to see your records at any time by asking your Social Worker or writing to the Data Protection Officer, Brighton & Hove City Council, ICT Room, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove BN3 4AH.
Our aim is to support you and keep you fully informed at all times of what is happening and why. Please feel free to ask questions at any time.
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information here is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: April 2022
Review Date: April 2023